has been supported by the
Arts Council of England, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Youth
Music, Kent Music Schools, Heritage Lottery Fund, Awards for
All, Greenwich Music Services, Birmingham Music Services,
and the schools in each of the regions.
ShivaNovais a company of classical and contemporary Indian and
European musician, directed by composer and pianist Priti
Paintal. This cross-cultural ensemble performs nationally
and internationally, and delivers education programming in
partnership with schools and arts organisations. ShivaNova
has been giving workshops with girls and young women round
the country since 2001. In Birmingham and Leicester the
focus has been on working specially with young Asian girls
on Asian percussion and DJing as part of ShivaNova’s
national Spinovationand U Spin 2programmes.
ONLY GLOBAL ORCHESTRA
Only Global Orchestra (GOGO)
aims to put a new generation of girls on the musical map –
offering opportunities to develop skills in Asian, African
and contemporary music in their schools, and even become
part of a national ensemble to perform and create music
around the country.
project that aims to put a new generation of girls on the
musical map – offering opportunities to develop
skills in Asian, western, and contemporary music, and to
become part of a national global ensemble to perform and
create new music around the country.
is forming 4 regional girls-only orchestras in Birmingham,
Nottingham, Kent, and London. Building
on the successful pilots that were launched in Birmingham
and London an intensive programme will be delivered in
schools, and in after-schools sessionof
tuition for girls in Djing and music technology
skills, in Asian
tabla, dhol, voice, strings)
and contemporary and jazz styles
(including woodwind, strings, guitars, keyboards) to local,
regional and national performance opportunities.
from participating schools will form a regional GoGo –
an all girls orchestra consisting of girls from these
original music they have developed and learned over the
most talented girls will form a nationalorchestra alongside girls
from other regions across the U.K.
will provide artistic direction and tuition, and will build
a consortium of arts providers and schools who will work
together to develop the regional GoGos. Local
involved so as to provide continuous and long-term tuition.
you want to have the chance to perform and write your own
music? If you are girl aged from 11 years upwards living in
and around Gravesend then this is your chance!
currently seeking interest from girls aged 11years upwards
to participate in a series of after-school workshops to take
place in Gravesend in May for over 20
The workshops will cover Djing, Asian Percussion, voice, and
creative instrumental music-making and offer the chance to
create pieces and work with cross-cultural and contemporary
styles using a huge variety of instruments ranging from
sitars, tablas, percussion, to saxophones, flutes, strings,
keyboards, and music programming and Djing. There will be
numerous chances to perform in different events and
festivals both locally as well as in Kent and elsewhere in
already started workshops during school-time in 3 schools in
Kent: Northfleet School for Girls, Axton Chase School, and
St George's School. This project has been made possible by
funding from Arts Council South East, Paul Hamlyn
Foundation, Awards for All and support from Kent Music
a dimension of new musical excitement, bringing together virtuoso
improvising musicians from Europe, Asia and Africa. The creation of
Priti Paintal, ShivaNova's music integrates elements of jazz,
classical, Asian, ambient and club dance styles to create a
sound-world that is immediately accessible yet completely unique.
Instruments used by ShivaNova include sitar, sarod, Indian and Middle
Easter harps, voice, tabla, Indian and Western violins, cello,
piano/keyboards, saxophone, flutes, percussion, African kora and
drums and Chinese instruments.